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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Greer County

The Red River Journey

 
 
Old Greer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Old Greer County Marker
Inscription.  The 1819 Adams-Onis Treaty determined the United States-Spanish boundary to be the Red River to the 100th Meridian and extended north to the Arkansas River. Texas later claimed that the North Fork of the Red River, instead of the south or Prairie Dog Town Fork, constituted the main branch of the river, and organized the land between the two forks east of the 100th Meridian as Greer County in 1886.

In 1896 the US Supreme Court ruled that the South Fork constituted the boundary, and Old Greer County became part of Oklahoma Territory.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 35° 29.616′ N, 97° 29.964′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive and North Phillips Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seal of Oklahoma (here, next to this marker); Marcy's Survey of the Red River
Old Greer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Old Greer County Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points. It is outside the Oklahoma History Center, on the Red River Journey pathway.
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(a few steps from this marker); Surveys of the 100th Meridian (a few steps from this marker); First Shelterbelt (a few steps from this marker); W.C. Austin Project (a few steps from this marker); Devil's Canyon (a few steps from this marker); Altus Air Force Base (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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